What? You haven't heard that bigger is better? Yeah, go with something bigger for performance.baddandy23 said:antennas are not my specialty and i was looking to improve performance in the UHF range. so a 1/4 wave antenna is not as good as say a larger one?
N1BHH said:What? You haven't heard that bigger is better? Yeah, go with something bigger for performance.
Overload? That only occurs when you are directly under a populated cell or TV tower. Most modern scanners will not be overloaded as long as a proper antenna is used.
A number of gain type antennas exist. I have one of these: http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/3937.html
And one of these: http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamantht/2368.html is similar in performance. And read the first 3 or 4 reviews on the Pryme RD-98 which I also have. They all say what I've been saying since I also use one: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/1268 They all work well.